Toccata for Orchestra
for orchestra

4:30
"And surely there's a touch of rock in the sheer energy of Kurt Erickson's lighthearted Toccata for Orchestra"
— Michael Anthony, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Toccata for Orchestra is a five minute orchestral showpiece. It was premiered January 2005 by the Sacramento Philharmonic and has since been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, American Philharmonic, and in an organ transcription at the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists.

Chicago Songs
for orchestra with soprano solo

20:00
"Each intimate piece offered haunting and poetic musical lines for soprano that played against tightly focused and descriptive writing for strings and winds.”

Commissioned by the Sacramento Philharmonic, Chicago Songs is a five movement, twenty minute orchestral song set for soprano and orchestra. Premiered by soprano Marnie Breckenridge and the Sacramento Philharmonic. Premiere Performance November 2008 in Sacramento, CA. In a soprano/piano transcription, the work has been performed across the country.

Here Comes Trouble
for piano and orchestra

20:00

Here Comes Trouble is a two movement, twenty minute work for piano and orchestra. It was given its academic premiere in February 2009 by pianist Jerry Kuderna and the Diablo Valley College Philharmonic.